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Consultation into cycle route for Maidstone

Kent County Council is consulting on plans to link up and improve a cycle route into Maidstone. Working with Maidstone Borough Council, the route would run from the entrance at Mote Avenue to the junction of the A249 and King Street, linking up with existing cycle routes. The proposals include…

New Suicide Prevention Funding for Community Groups

New funding is being announced on World Suicide Prevention Day (10th Sept) for innovative community-based Kent projects to help reduce the numbers of people taking their own lives. Led by health providers and local authorities from the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), groups are being offered between…

KCC continues work on £7.5 million pothole blitz

There’s a whole lot of holes being filled on the county’s roads as Kent County Council continues its £7.5 million pothole blitz. Since March 1, KCC has filled in 50,307 potholes and carried out 194,257sqm of resurfacing where multiple potholes were found. The issue remains the number one priority for…

Consultation into charging for non-household waste

A consultation has been launched on a proposal to charge for non-household waste at the Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRC). Kent County Council is not obligated to accept non-household waste at its sites, such as soil, rubble, hardcore and plasterboard. KCC operates 18 HWRCs, providing facilities for the recycling…

Using a hands-free mobile at the wheel as dangerous as drink-driving

A campaign has been launched to highlight that using your phone hands-free whilst driving is as dangerous as being drunk at the wheel. Research by Kent County Council has revealed that using a mobile hands-free impairs driving and increases stopping distances more than if you were at the drink-drive limit.…

Tribute to former KCC Deputy Leader

It is with great regret we inform you of the death of John Simmonds MBE, the Conservative Member for Canterbury North since June 2001. The Leader of Kent County Council Paul Carter paid tribute to John Simmonds who served as a Cabinet Member for both Education and Finance for many…

Resurfacing, realignment, and relining works in Tunbridge Wells

Resurfacing, realignment, and relining works in Tunbridge Wells are being carried out throughout August. The overnight road closures on St John’s Road are scheduled for 20 weekday nights between 9pm and 6am. The closure is between Speldhurst Road and St Johns Close. KCC cabinet member for highways Mike Whiting said:…

Pepperhill set to reopen

Pepperhill household waste and recycling centre in Gravesend will reopen on Monday, August 13. Kent County Council closed the Station Road, Southfleet site following a fire on April 21. It broke out in the household waste bay in the waste transfer station. It remains unknown what caused the fire due…

Heatwave warning increased for vulnerable Kent residents

The heatwave alert for Kent has been ramped up again, leading to advice for vulnerable residents such as the old, the very young, and people with chronic or severe illness who could be at extra risk. The level three warning means high temperatures have been reached and the sustained hot…

KCC launches new select committee on loneliness and social isolation

Kent County Council’s (KCC) Scrutiny Committee has established a Loneliness and Social Isolation Select Committee to identify ways it can support the county’s older residents. The topic was proposed for consideration by Mr Ken Pugh, who was elected chairman at the select committee’s inaugural meeting on July 23. The committee…